In the list
I recently linked to, showing the 100 top-grossing films of all time (domestically),
with revenues adjusted for constant dollars, there are, as you would
suspect, a number of Disney classics. Many of these films
performed only adequately on their initial release but kept making money over the years. Snow White was the only one to make the top ten but I was surprised to see 101 Dalmatians
at number eleven. This is one of my favorite Disney films but I
always thought of it as a minor work, and certainly not a
mega-hit. Apparently a lot of other people have loved it as much
as I do.
Word is that a two-disc Platinum Edition of the film, loaded with
extras, will be coming out next year, which is exciting news.
Disney also released a CD of the soundtrack a few years ago — it's a
wonderful, light, slightly jazzy score that really evokes the early,
pre-Beatles Sixties. It's now out of print but copies can still
be found on Amazon — and it's well worth tracking down.
Check out the film, too, if you don't know it — but just rent it, in
case you fall in love with it and want to grab the definitive edition
when it comes out in 2008.